LONDON: Jeremy Corbin, leader of the opposition Labor Party, has been widely criticized and pressed for an apology after MPs accused him of portraying the prime minister as a “stupid woman” during an angry exchange of comments in the House of Commons.
A Labor Party spokesman strongly denied the allegations, saying Corbin muttered “people are stupid”, referring to all members of parliament.
The dispute came as Sajid Javed, the interior minister, admitted that the conservative statement, which pledged to reduce immigration by “tens of thousands”, was excluded from plans after Britain’s exit from the European Union.
During a meeting of the British House of Commons on Wednesday, after a speech by Prime Minister Teresa May, she picked up camera lenses, Corbin says “stupid woman”.
Britain has been in a state of political division for months because of the May EU exit plan, followed by a succession of cabinet ministers.